Energy Crisis?

Mar 25, 2022

 by Thomas Sampson

There’s something most of us drink every day to give us an extra “oomph.”

It can help you power through a workout, a meeting, or basically ANYTHING that comes your way.

Or … it can leave you feeling drained, unable to sleep, jittery, and even in a sad mood.

You’ve probably guessed by now … it’s caffeine! 

The good news: caffeine can be healthy and actually good for you … as long as you don’t drink too much of it. 

For most adults, that’s about 400 mg (or 4 cups of coffee) according to the FDA, although some people are more sensitive to it than others.

Personally, I only have a small amount of caffine before my weightlifting workouts and do find it beneficial.

BUT … here’s the thing: caffeine is actually addictive. 

Have you ever missed a day and wondered how you were going to make it all the way until bedtime before you fell asleep?

Or got a crushing headache because you skipped your morning coffee? Ugh.

PLUS … did you know that studies show drinking too much coffee in the morning is directly linked to feeling tired later in the day

No good. 

If you find yourself RELYING on coffee, tea, or energy drinks to get through the day, it might be time to rethink your routine so that caffeine becomes an “extra” instead of a crutch. 

A routine that include

  • ---->  Healthy, energy-promoting foods (lean proteins, fruits & veggies, healthy fats, etc.)
  • ---->  Fresh air & sunshine
  • ---->  Workouts

If you want to create more natural energy in your life, Send us an email TODAY as see what our CrossFit Programs can do for you!

Coach Tom CFL-3, USAW-2, Sports Nutritionist